The Best Reactions To The 2018 Super Bowl TV Screen Blackout Included These Funny Tweets
As the Philadelphia Eagles played the New England Patriots during Super Bowl LII on Sunday, television screens around the nation briefly went dark. If you're like me, you may have assumed the blackout was due to someone at your Super Bowl party sitting on the remote, but you actually don't have to blame your party guests for this one. There was a nationwide blackout that lasted for several seconds during Super Bowl LII, and although we don't know too much about it, Twitter was ready with memes and jokes, and some of the best reactions to the TV screen blackout during the 2018 Super Bowl racked up hundreds of likes and retweets in minutes.
NBC Sports said it was a brief equipment failure and that we didn't miss any commercials or parts of the game during the blackout, but the technical glitch did about the length of a commercial. Some people speculated that NBC had technical difficulties while trying to broadcast an advertisement and would lose a ton of money due to the mistake, even though that ended up not being true. But things could be much worse: During the 2013 Super Bowl, the power went out unexpectedly, and the game was stopped for 34 minutes. Thankfully, this blackout didn't bring any real consequences aside from hilarious memes and speculation. These are some of the best reactions to the screen blackout so far.
6It All Makes Sense Now
Eating Tide Pods is a very dangerous and bad idea, so some people wondered if the blackout was a strategic public service announcement. Of course, it would've been an incredibly abstract one, but when we were pondering the meaning of the blackout, nothing made sense.
Janet Jackson's fans tried to get #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay trending on Sunday because they think she's being unfairly blamed for the wardrobe malfunction that happened during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. Who could blame her for trying to throw a bit of shade?
I loved Justin Timberlake's performance, but no one will ever compare to Beyonce's Super Bowl 50 performance. I was sick in bed with the stomach flu during her performance two years ago, but I literally made myself sit up to appreciate the black excellence that was happening on television.